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Newsletter 21st June 2004

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* News Overview (link to ALL this weeks news)

We start this week in the US, where a panel charged with finding a better way for North Carolina farmers to manage hog waste is near a report. The seemingly preferred method is called Super Soils, which carries manure and urine through several cleaning stages, but unfortunately isn't cheap.

Livestock farmers can get 'safe harbor' from clean air violation lawsuits if they pay a fee and volunteer to let the EPA monitor their farm for two years, reports Farm and Dairy. "The whole point of safe harbor is to get time for more research," said Virginia Ishler, extension associate with Penn State's Dairy Alliance. However, the program is still in the development stage, cautions Ohio Livestock Coalition Executive Director David White.

The American Meat Institute has applauded the introduction of a bill to make country-of-origin labeling - slated to go into effect in September 2006 - voluntary instead of mandatory, calling the approach "sensible and cost effective."

The NPPC says a probe into the impact of Canadian live hog imports will help answer many of the questions American producers are asking about loses they have faced since 1998. US pork producers allege they've been losing money as a direct result of illegally subsidized Canadian hogs being dumped into their market, reports Farmscape.

The legal firm representing Canadian swine producers in the US countervail and antidumping case is expressing confidence in the strength of Canada's defense. Willkie, Farr and Gallagher is working on behalf of Manitoba Pork Council and producers named in the US government investigation of allegations that illegally subsidized Canadian live hogs being dumped into the US are hurting US producers.

In the face of rising meat prices, animal disease outbreaks and consumer health concerns, world agriculture policy-makers, meat traders, dairy experts, veterinarians and private sector producers have opened the 20th session of the FAO's Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products. The conference is set against a background of declining global meat trade following the recent bout of import bans due to avian influenze and BSE.

In the UK, a major initiative has been launched this summer to give the British farming industry the confidence it needs to make the most of the completely new era of EU agricultural policy. Celebrating progress made by British farming since joining the European community, the 30 Years of Progress Initiative is being run jointly by Farmers Guardian and Arable Farming, reports icNewcastle.

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On friday, Defra published a paper which gives illustrations of the potential role it sees for emergency vaccination in tackling outbreaks of foot and mouth disease. The paper will inform decision-making at a forthcoming national exercise of the Department's contingency plans for a future outbreak.

Just over 18 months ago, Boehringer Ingelheim's Ingelvac M hyo vaccine hit the UK and Irish markets. This innovative product delivered a new immunity to enzootic pneumonia through a single shot administration. Boehringer Ingelheim has now released the results of a series of field evaluations which assess the performance of the vaccine compared with competitor products.

Anyone who wants to invest seriously in the British pig industry would be advised to seek affordable insurance against the effects of imported disease, says the NPA's Ian Campbell. Following enlargement of the EU and an inevitable migration of diseases from east to west, the risk of another outbreak of foot and mouth was as serious as ever, he told the association's Allied Industry Committee.

Malta's pig industry is being re-stocked with breeding pigs from Yorkshire company JSR Genetics. More than 300 genetically advanced gilts and boars have been exported to the Mediterranean island to update the country's genetics following Malta's accession to the EU.

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* Feature Articles Overview (link to features listings)

We have 3 new features this week

An Opinion: Challenges for the decision makers
By Dr. Morgan Morrow, NCSU Swine Extension - Life is full of challenges, and in today's world we seem to suffer from information overload. To me, it seems we have more and more information about things we don't really care for and less and less critical information about things that require an informed decision. This is particularly noticeable when issues become controversial and people's livelihoods and core beliefs are challenged.

Exploring Opportunities in Using Alternative Feedstuffs
By Ruurd T. Zijlstra and John F. Patience and published by Prairie Swine Center - The current market prices of pigs and protein sources have forced the pork industry to explore ways to reduce feed costs while maintaining swine performance. Inclusion of opportunity ingredients that are normally not considered for diet formulation may be one such method.

Is There an Optimum Weight After Farrowing for Gilts?
By The Government of Alberta, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development and published by Bacon Bits - Jennifer Patterson presented the current gilt development strategy for the University of Alberta's Swine Research and Technology Centre in May 2004's Bacon Bits. A key recommendation was to breed gilts at 135 to 150 kg (298 to 331 lb) to reach at least 175 kg (386 lb) after farrowing.

* This Weeks Practical Tip (link to weekly tips page)
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Topic: The Management of Infertility
Subject: Clinical examinations Part 2 of 2

This weeks tip continues from last week with a checklist for abortions.

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NEXT WEEK'S TIP: Mouldy Feed


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* Finally...

Commission approves acquisition of Flagship Foods by Danish Crown

    The European Commission has cleared an operation by which Danish Crown, a Danish farmers’ co-operative, acquires Flagship Foods a UK company. The deal will increase Danish Crown’s presence in the United Kingdom where it will continue to face sufficient competition.
    Danish Crown has contracted to buy the UK company Flagship Foods. The deal was notified to the European Commission on 13 May 2004 under the European Union’s Merger Regulation for regulatory approval in Europe. This is the first transaction to have been notified and reviewed under the new Merger Regulation 139/2004.
    Danish Crown AmbA (Danish Crown) is the largest Danish co-operative slaughterhouse and has in total 20,525 members (farmers) who supply live animals to the co-operative. It is active in the slaughter of pigs and cattle, meat trading and meat processing.
    Flagship Foods is a private company based in the UK whose subsidiaries include: Dalehead Foods Limited which is active in the slaughtering of pigs in the UK, Flagship Fresh Meats Limited produces fresh meat products for direct human consumption and meat for further processing in the UK; and Roach Foods Limited produces a wide range of processed meat products in the UK.

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That's all for this week.

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